Elizabeth Rushton

Femaleabout 1889–March 1962

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rushton was born about 1889, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Rushton, was 49 and her mother, Elizabeth Cowking, was 42. She married John William Wightman in 1917, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She died in March 1962, in Bowland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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John William Wightman
Elizabeth Rushton
about 1889–1962
Marriage: 1917

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth Rushton in household of William Rushton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Rushton - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1889; Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth Rushton in household of Harold Rushton, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1917Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

    Age 12

    The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.


    Age 19

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 25

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Rishton (Lancashire) and Rushton (Staffordshire), and perhaps also from Rushton (Cheshire, Northamptonshire), Rushton in East Stoke (Dorset), and Rhiston (Shropshire). The placenames derive from Old English risc ‘rush’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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